Parasol Stern Brothers  (American, founded New York, 1867) Date: 1876 Culture: American Medium: silk, wood, glass, metal Dimensions: 36 in. (91.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Genevieve Doherty in memory of Mrs. John Henry, 1964 Accession Number: 2009.300.2528

Parasol Stern Brothers (American, founded New York, 1867) Date: 1876 Culture: American Medium: silk, wood, glass, metal Dimensions: 36 in. (91.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Genevieve Doherty in memory of Mrs. John Henry, 1964 Accession Number: 2009.300.2528

Parasol  Date: 1860–69 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal, ivory Dimensions: 26 1/4 in. (66.7 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. William Ashbaugh in memory of Commander and Mrs. Alfred Gilliat Gray, 1966

Parasol Date: 1860–69 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal, ivory Dimensions: 26 1/4 in. (66.7 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. William Ashbaugh in memory of Commander and Mrs. Alfred Gilliat Gray, 1966

An Antique Mid Victorian Blue and Cream Jacquard- woven Silk and Ox Bone Handled Carriage (Folding) Parasol dating to the around 1850

An Antique Mid Victorian Blue and Cream Jacquard- woven Silk and Ox Bone Handled Carriage (Folding) Parasol dating to the around 1850

Parasol, 1860-69. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxime L. Hermanos, 1966 (2009.300.3283)

Parasol, 1860-69. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxime L. Hermanos, 1966 (2009.300.3283)

Chantilly lace parasol with carved ivory handle, 1860s. The aristocratic,  diminutive parasol features fine Chantilly lace, an intricately hand carved handle, and an unusual combination of two silk linings. The top lining layer, under the lace, is ivory silk taffeta. The under layer is a delightful (and surprising) pink hue. (top)

Chantilly lace parasol with carved ivory handle, 1860s. The aristocratic, diminutive parasol features fine Chantilly lace, an intricately hand carved handle, and an unusual combination of two silk linings. The top lining layer, under the lace, is ivory silk taffeta. The under layer is a delightful (and surprising) pink hue. (top)

Parasol Designer: Betaille (French) Date: 1912 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal, wood, porcelain, synthetic Dimensions: 39 in. (99.1 cm) - The handle imitates the Chinese cloisonné technique with distinctly Chinese imagery, and fits accordingly with the craze for Orientalism during that period.

Parasol Designer: Betaille (French) Date: 1912 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal, wood, porcelain, synthetic Dimensions: 39 in. (99.1 cm) - The handle imitates the Chinese cloisonné technique with distinctly Chinese imagery, and fits accordingly with the craze for Orientalism during that period.

Parasol  Date: 1925–35 Culture: American (probably) Medium: silk, wood, metal, plastic Dimensions: 29 in. (73.7 cm)

Parasol Date: 1925–35 Culture: American (probably) Medium: silk, wood, metal, plastic Dimensions: 29 in. (73.7 cm)

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